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Annual Meeting & Quality Congress

VON Annual Meeting   The 2013 Annual Meeting and Quality Congress were a great success!

Vermont Oxford Network’s vision was to convene the worldwide community of neonatal practice to improve the quality, safety and value of care for newborns and their families. On October 4-6, 2013, over 1000 neonatal caregivers joined us at the Annual Meeting & Quality Congress.

2013 attendees represented 46 states and 18 countries. There was an outstanding presence of neonatologists, fellows, advanced practice nurses, bedside nurses, state QI leaders, senior leaders, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, social workers and parents! They shared a record breaking 200+ posters and videos highlighting their improvement work.

Information about access to the audio and video recordings of the conference will be announced shortly. The recordings are designed to help spread the seeds of improvement and change throughout the year. It is not too early to mark your calendar for October 31-November 2, 2014 – a meeting you will not want to forget!

2013 Agenda Highlights included
  • Brain Injury in the Preterm Infant: Much More Than Just "Injury"
    Joseph Volpe MD
  • Epigenetic Effects of Early Maternal Interaction
    Frances Champagne PhD
  • Shifting the Paradigm: Virtual Video Visit to a Care By Parent NICU in Sweden
    Uwe Ewald MD, PhD
  • Searching For Quality Peaks in the Clinical Landscape
    Jeffrey Horbar MD
  • The Evolution of Evidence: When is Enough, Enough?
    John P.A. Ioannidis MD, DSc
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity: An Alarming Story!
    Roger Soll MD
  • Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: The Quest for Improvement
    Madge Buus-Frank RNC, MS, APRN-BC, FAAN
  • An Examination of the Evidence for Donor Human Milk
    Paula Meier RN, PhD, FAAN
  • Quality Improvement and Clinical Tracks With 28 Unique Breakout Sessions
View the full 2013 brochure

Helping Babies Breathe®Post-Conference
In support of the Vermont Oxford Network's mission to improve global health, we were delighted to offer 42 attendees the opportunity to participate in a Helping Babies Breathe® Master Trainer course, co-sponsored with the American Academy of Pediatrics immediately following the VON Annual Meeting and Quality Congress.

Commercial Support
The Vermont Oxford Network does not accept commercial sponsorship or displays for the Annual Quality Congress.

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